What effect will the Emerald Ash Borer have on the pulp market? I'm not sure if paper mills use Ash trees for pulp. I know they use Popular because it's a "soft" hardwood, but can they use Ash which is a "Hard" hardwood?
65% of the trees in Wisconsin are either Green or White Ash. I know the DNR (Dept. of Natural Resources) wants all infected Ash trees destroyed ASAP. Could they be used as pulp wood?
The Ash Borer is starting to show up in Southern WI.
The Ash Borer has also moved into Iowa. I doubt it will have much affect on pulp. Most paper is made from trees planted to make pulp and recycled material. Also, KMB plans to cut the use of wood pulp from forests by 50% by 2025.